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Re: using full Cubase7, can I "save as" into C.Artist7 forma

I regularly share projects with two people who use Artist, we don't have any problems opening each other's files. I stick to the basic Steinberg plugins or render anything down that is special. It all works very well.

[Pity the iPad version isn't compatible too!]

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:09 pm
 
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Re: Multiple Midi devices (UM3EX + Raydat midi)

Only prob I've had with different midi devices is their performance. For example I found that when I plugged in a firewire M-Audio Profire it introduced a really long delay in chasing midi program changes, whereas my Midex8 seemed to have no delay but didn't always chase correctly... So you may find some interfaces are better than others, but otherwise, as said, they all cooperate together. I currently use 3 different midi interfaces to connect to hardware synths plus 2 USB midi external hardware synths and 1 USB midi keyboard controller.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:01 pm
 
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Re: Collaborating with others on different versions

I collaborate with 3 other people on many projects, two of them use Artist and the other uses an iPad. That latter can only open projects and has to export new recordings as WAV to us, so we'll ignore that one straight off! But the other two are 100% compatible with my full version provided I don't use any feature they haven't got, which isn't really that much at all, mostly a few plugins. So it works well for us, and we've never had any problems at all. I believe they started with Elements but upgraded to get the Lanes feature for multiple takes and comping.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:01 pm
 
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Re: How to get 100% synced project?

You've got the right method there. Most of the time I use Auto-Crossfades because it saves me creating the crossfades!

Another tip you could use is to 'slip' the audio within the part using Ctrl-Alt-Click, and this can be used to make the crossfade work better. A very very small slip can fix an out of phase obvious crossfade without harming the timing (particularly useful with bass).

But I'd have thought that if you were to record 5 takes and pick the bits which are best in time from each one then you'd get a perfect take very quickly...

Also you can always replace out of time bits or dodgy bits with bits from other parts of the performance. This type of replacement is a staple when tidying up live performances because you don't need to get the musician back!

Finally, you'll be surprised what can be hidden in a mix. For example, if you're struggling with a cross fade but it's on the beat of a snare it's quite unlikely you'll hear it in the final mix. Or take that a stage further and actually use another instrument to cover up the problem area! Been there, done that...

Oh, finally again, yes, even though I have the latest Cubase version and I work with excellent musicians, I spend hours tidying up takes towards perfection, and it pays dividends. Sometimes people ask me to listen to their CDs before release and my usual comment is that it's not bad but it needs tidying up, vocals and solos tuning, pops removed, timing tightened, bum notes fixed, etc. So for me, it's a way of life that I picked up working with a top mixing person - to tidy things to a great degree, I think it's worth it. Also your average listener doesn't always know why a song sounds better or worse but chances are if it's off tune or out of time then they'll know that it's not so good. Things just come into focus when you address all the details.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:08 pm
 
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Re: Fine tuning

Before vari-audio (and Melodyne) I used to use the info line to retune vocals. Worked absolutely fine, but of course it was really slow to use! I'd put an autotune insert on the track as well but with slow response time. This then did a more precise job than I could be bothered to do using the info line, so it speeded up the process. As a final step, I'd export the track so I had it rendered with the autotune and if any bits exhibited odd autotune artefacts (like stepped glissandi when it should be smooth) then I just comped a bit of the raw tracks back in. In fact I still do this sort of comping thing today but using vari-audio instead of the info line!

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:21 pm
 
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Re: unlinking linked midi track clips

Yeah, subscribe, that's another way I think. I sometimes press it when I'm not making a reply but I just want to watch the thread out of interest. Well, maybe your notifications are being spam blocked somehow? Check your junk folder perhaps?

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:29 pm
 
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Re: remove event snap point ?

I created a quick macro (and shortcut key) which moves the snap point to the start of the selected clip. It moves the play cursor to the left of the selection then moves the snap point to the play position. Saves opening the clip and dragging. Might help.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:54 am
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5 CRASH when reopening

Mine does this, and in my case it's directly due to my old favourite 32 bit plugins which are running in VSTBridge. Cubase just stops when it tries to unload them, i.e. locks up when closing down, or when de-activating the project to activate another one. I have to kill the VSTBridge process to free up the main Cubase process. However I'm on Win7, could be entirely different on OSX...

If you think that's what's happening to you then remove some plugins from your system and see if it sorts it, then add them back and see if it breaks it again.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:17 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5 CRASH when reopening

Mebby you could try the demo of JBridge, I'm sure its now available on mac too....

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:20 pm
 
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Re: control lane program change

The best way to do program/bank changes is to record them from your keyboard to a small midi part and then sprinkle them about your project. You can also use the Inspector to set a prog/bank number then turn this into a midi part, I think this is something like 'merge in loop'. I suggest these methods because that way you don't have to fight with the controller lane to set the individual values, nor have to use the list editor, nor have to type in annoying numbers etc. Does this help with what you're trying to do?

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:19 am
 
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Re: Automation "delay"

For rendering, that depends on what you're doing....

If you're say applying a *static* effect (e.g. band pass) then I'd first set it up in an insert plugin to test the effect, save a preset then use offline processing to apply that preset.

If you're moving automation like a filter sweep then you'd have to either export just this track using the L/R locators, and tick re-import to pool + new track. Or, record the effect to another track (more complicated, usually easier to export and re-import!).

Don't forget that if you're exporting the track then you probably need to zero the fader and turn off any other insert effects that you don't want to render (which is a pita but you can always use the notepad to jot down the fader level and other bits of info...).

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:05 pm
 
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Re: One dimensional vocal - lost its mojo

One trick on vocals is to use 2 compressors in series. First a heavy soft knee compressor, driven reasonably hard so that the vocal is evened out (compression operating most of the time). Then a lively compressor hard knee after that, with a slowish attack and fast release so it lets through transients (compressing only on the peaks say). This gives back some attack and dynamic but in a controlled fashion.

Other than that, if it's not standing out in the mix then it's probably frequencies. It could be that there's another instrument that's in the way, likely to be guitar. Take out some instruments to see how this effects the vocals.

Finally, it's a tried and trusted practice automate vocal levels during the song, to bring out various words or to dip consonants. Also automation of the other instruments too to keep them away from the vocals. This is what a compressor does but often they can't do it so precisely.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:40 pm
 
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Re: question about the tempo in Cubase 7 (always quarter not

Interesting... The problem really is that the units of BPM isn't the whole story, for example, when it turns up at the top of sheet music it usually has the note value that it applies to, e.g. crotchet = 120bpm. This is what I'd call 'the full' specification of the BPM, i.e. to include the note type/length.

But in any case, the metronome is well overdue for an overhaul, and really hope that Steinberg put this sort of thing in. We need to be able to define the note length of the BPM tick, and particularly we need to be able to specify compound time correctly, e.g. 9/8 with a beat tick of a dotted crotchet. And 12/8 is a nightmare in score because its grouped into 3x4 instead of 4x3... But that's another story!

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:50 am
 
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Re: C7.0.6 mono to stereo plugin

For me it depends on what effect you're using or needing...

If it's specific for only the one track then use it as an insert, and in this case you need to create a new stereo track and copy the mono track to the stereo track (I think that's what you need because the track type e.g. stereo/mono/5.1 is fixed when you create the track...).

Or if you're using an ambient reverb type then you'd be better off with a send, and then you may well use it for other instruments, which'll help the track gel together too.

In terms of processing power, it makes no different using insert or send, but the point of sends is that you can route more than one track to the same effect, that can't be done using inserts of course because you'll use up your processing power by adding too many effects.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:36 pm
 
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Re: MIDI Track Pitch Bend

Ah, a big +1000 for this one please. It's time that certain midi events became more 'intelligent' and Pitch Bend is the biggest necessity here. Also it needs to have an automation lane too.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:50 pm
 
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Re: multiple suggestions

SNAP EVENT - yes, this is annoying if you have e.g. a comped vocal in the project! I like Premiere Pro's method of this, they indicate with little arrows on the crosshairs which part is being snapped to, so if two parts are really close then you can see which it is. Works very intuitively.

primary/secondary time format - why aren't these just both the same size, why do I need one smaller and dimmer, I can't see any reason to have both the same, and neither dim nor small, therefore easy to read. Same goes for all the other things that are grey-on-black!!

+1 Pool window : right clic on a sound should allow option "reveal in browser"

AUTOMATION - yep, needs to adjust all tracks if more than one selected!!

EVENT SNAP POINT - I've got a key command to set the snap point to the current play cursor position. I select the event, click L (to move to the start of the event) and click Ctrl-K (adjust snap point). I could make a macro for this but I haven't yet...

Just some of those things above I would like to see next.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:47 pm
 
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Re: midi control nightmare! please help :(

I had a problem a while back where some controls in my VSTi's were by default (presumably decided by the manufacturer) set to receive CCs that Cubase was chasing (midi chasing). This cause sounds to change as I relocated the play cursor around the song! The only way I could find to disable this was to set the control to receive a different CC number which I knew wasn't going to be sent at all. I did this IIRC by editing the preferences of the VSTi. However, there wasn't a way to turn it off, or to change the default that I found :(

Going at it the other way you could place a transformer on the midi input and change the CCs to other numbers which aren't commonly used, then selectively change the VSTi's or the input filtering. Or filter them out entirely...

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri May 09, 2014 5:43 pm
 
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Re: Track Lanes On Mute - CAN'T COMP!

Yeah, that bears out what I've found, different from 7.5.0 onwards. I tested under 7.5.2 as well, it was the same.

Thing for me is that slicing all lanes at the same point doesn't seem to work in most cases because often there's timing variations between takes, particularly when working on lead vocal takes. And comping together an improv guitar solo for example just isn't possible like that.

I will post this on your thread in the issues forum and maybe it will be investigated.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri May 16, 2014 6:07 pm
 
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Re: *magic* sends?

Aha, you need to set the sends as pre-fader instead of post-fader and they'll be independent of the channel fader then. Maybe this will almost provide you with what you need?

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri May 23, 2014 12:50 pm
 
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Re: Selling dongle on to third party after purchase!

Friend of mine bought a 2nd hand SX3 licence (with/on a dongle) a long while back and got registration transferred very easily through support with Steinberg. So it can be done, method may have changed by now though!

If you have more than one licence on the dongle I believe you could purchase another dongle and transfer the licences between them using the elicencer software.

But then again, why not keep the licence for when you've graduated? I have latest licences for Cb and PT because they are both used by many people in the industry and so I end up getting my hands on both at various times.

BTW, how much would be selling it for, I may be interested... Although I'm probably more interested in an Essentials licence rather than another full version due to even the 2nd hand price! PM me if you have a figure in mind please.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:50 pm
 
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Re: If it's not one thing it's another...

No help, but I thought I'd join you.... I recently loaded up a 6 month old project, previously created in Cb7, fully working at that time, yet in Cb7.5 today it instantly and completely locks up the machine. CPU at 100% full time, OS locked, even the mouse gets locked out. The only thing I could do was to remotely shutdown from another PC otherwise I'd have had to hold the power button down. Anyway, I'm not much impressed seeing as this was a project that worked well before. Preferences/safe mode/etc make no difference in my case, hope you have better luck!!

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:19 pm
 
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Re: I Need advice on Auto Save settings

I've have it set for 20 versions saved automatically, 1 every 5 minutes.

Actually, all the files .bak are shuffled up a number each time it saves a new version, so v20 is the oldest and the plain .bak (no. 01 is un-numbered!) file is always the latest.

I think what happens if you open any CPR which has a later .bak file of the same name then Cubase will offer to open that one instead for you on the basis that you either forgot to save last time or it crashed.

[I wish they automatically went into a sub-folder because I like a nice tidy project dir!]

I also use the Incremental Backup shortcut key (Ctrl-Alt-S) to quickly save a new version before doing important things (like vari-audioing or tempo mapping, things which have a tendency to crash...). This creates a new version of the file with a number at the end, and also starts you off on a new set of auto-saved backup versions too.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:47 pm
 
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Re: track name change

Sounds like you're trying to rename a part on a track, not the track itself... To change the name of a clip or part on a track you need to see the info line (which can be viewed by clicking a button on the top/left of the project window which has 3 boxes in it, it's not easy to describe, see pic... and then checking the box for info line), and then when you highlight the part you can click in the name box in the info line and rename it. That's the only (easy) way of doing it.

But then I'm using the full version, could be different for Artist??

Mike.

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by GargoyleStudio
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:47 pm
 
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Re: Treating audio sample independently

Duplicate the event, then Right mouse button on the event in the project window and select ConvertToRealCopy. This will then create a new version of the clip in the Pool which you can edit independently. It will still reference the same Audio File on disk though (look in the Pool to see this).

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:47 pm
 
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Re: [Poll] Would you like to see true Bounce-In-Place in Cub

Or editable freeze perhaps? Or an amalgamation of both somehow? E.g. I like the one click solution of Freeze but I really need to be able to keep editing my arrangement after a freeze.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:43 pm
 
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Re: Activate, Pre/Post Fader Buttons in the way on mixer pag

Mouse scroll wheel works well by just hovering in the middle. But also it seems to work if you click one of the buttons and then wiggle the mouse even if you first click on one of the buttons. Any use?

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:46 am
 
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Re: External Stereo Effect / FX Send question

Hi,

If you're sending to a stereo FX channel then you can also pan the send signal - the Panning tab at the bottom of the Sends panel on the Track Editor. Then in the Track Editor of the FX channel itself you can also change the routing of the insert FX, click the Routing tab at the bottom of the Inserts panel. That should do all you need I think. By default it's all panned centered.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:24 pm
 
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Re: How to create automation track for pitch bend

Yeah, been requesting updates to the midi for years, and pitch bend automation is one of the most important ones.

I use the CC and transformer route sometimes. I also use the Track Control plugin with a special script to control the MSB of the pitch bend message. I then automate that.

But what we really want is to be able to record pitch-bend then turn it into automation like all the other CCs, and tidy it up...

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:59 pm
 
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Re: Consistent crashes while trying to record MIDI controlle

I've had many different performance issues from different midi devices (Win7/XP), but not so many crashes, they usually go off-line or stutter the notes. I've never got to the bottom of it. My Midex8 (made by Steinberg) was (still is in fact) notorious for going offline when faced with complex CC messages! Not much help to you really.

So, perhaps consider it may be a project that is corrupted somehow, try using a new project, or try importing the existing tracks into a new project (open two projects at once and cut/paste). This sometimes gets people out of trouble.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:49 pm
 
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Re: Is there an easier way to rename markers?

You can also edit the selected Marker's Description via the Info Line as well (which can be shown along the top of the project window). That's is how I usually rename them.

+1 for double clicking the marker and editing the name, that'd make it a lot easier.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:01 pm
 
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Re: Glitch when song has quiet section and comes in again

Are you automating bypass on any of your effects? Because on my setup this does a very strange thing when you un-bypass again in that it plays the last bit of audio that went into the plugin just before it was bypassed... which obviously results in a bit of nonsensical dislocated audio from ages back in the song.

Mike.
by GargoyleStudio
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:29 pm
 
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